Vircom has always prided itself in impressive performance and accurate spam filtering. Its modusGate email security software has very few false negatives and is known for its ability to protect internal networks from outside phishing threats. modusGate recently earned a 99.93% final score from Virus Bulletin in overall performance, accuracy and spam catch (SC) rate.
Virus Bulletin puts several spam detectors and filters to test each year. It benchmarks overall performance and accuracy for several vendors including modusGate. In all, VBSpam tested 16 spam solutions, and modusGate was rated one of the best on the market.
One thing to note with any test is that no spam filtering system is perfect. The benchmark is used to determine the number of false negatives able to pass the filters and access the user’s inbox. modusGate allowed only 142 false negatives to pass out of 215911 true positives. This is an incredibly low rate, which means that modusGate was able to block 99.93% spam emails from accessing the user’s inbox.
Speed is also an issue with filters. You don’t want the filters to create a bottleneck in network speed in performance. While email inbox delivery doesn’t need to be lightning quick, it should take relatively short time for an email to reach the server and be visible to the user in their assigned inbox. modusGate was also one of the fastest filtering systems benchmarked and tested by VBSpam. It provided one of the fastest speeds of all the filters at a rate of 30 seconds or less.
Another issue with spam filters is false positives. You don’t want legitimate email to get caught in spam filters. This can cause users to miss important emails when they need them. modusGate had a 0% false positive rate, which means that none of the test important, legitimate emails were flagged as spam incorrectly. With a 0% false positive rate, you know that your users get their email messages without the frustration of incorrect spam filtering.
VBSpam has been benchmarking and testing antivirus and spam filtering services for over a decade. Billions of spam email messages are sent each year, and spam filtering services are an important part of any infrastructure to ensure that these messages aren’t sent to user email inboxes. Spam messages not only reduce performance of a network and take up unnecessary storage space, but they also create security threats for the organization. Phishing is one of the most common ways for an attacker to gain access to a system. It’s imperative that administrators stop these types of attacks to reduce security risks.
Spam continues to be one of the biggest problems on the Internet. With modusGate, you are given a proven way to help stop it before it becomes a problem on your network.